Are you feeling the winter blues? With the unrelenting snow and cold weather, we can totally understand if you need a pick me up. And in steps the blood orange…
These beautiful variety of oranges aren’t just good looking- they’re tart, crisp, and packed with vitamin C. We pair their juices and zest with greek yogurt, coconut milk, frozen banana, pineapple, and a touch of ginger to create a refreshing smoothie that will have you forgetting about the fact that Spring is at least a month away.
Until March 3 at Whole Foods Market…
California Blood Oranges are on sale 4 for $3 (regular priced at 4 for $5- 40% off)
2 tbl. blood orange zest
Juice of 2 blood oranges
½ cup chunked pineapple
1 cup of baby spinach
1 frozen banana
½ cup plain greek yogurt
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. ginger
Handful of ice
Coconut milk or almond milk (as much as needed to get the smoothie to your desired consistency).
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy and smooth. As coconut milk as needed or until the smoothie reaches your desired consistency.
Pro-tip: To make your smoothie into a more well-rounded meal, add a ½ cup of oatmeal (pulse in the blender first to break it down more) as your blending the smoothie OR pour your smoothie into a bowl and top with your favorite granola.
Allison is the Metro Healthy Eating Specialist for the Bethesda, Friendship Heights, and Tenleytown Whole Foods Market locations. She loves to help customers find their healthy eating balance. She offers a plethora of free services including, one on one consultations, store tours and events, food and recipe advice, and coaching on how to make healthy choices. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask any questions, plan an event, or to set up a consultation.